Mazda gets new six-speed gearbox

Mazda is introducing some modifications to its RX-8 model, one of the world's best-selling sports cars.

2nd September, 2006

Mazda is introducing some modifications to its RX-8 model, one of the world's best-selling sports cars.

The principal change is the replacement of the old four-speed automatic gearbox with a brand new six-speed unit.

This is equipped with Advanced Adaptive Shift software, which anticipates gear changes and reduces any sign of jerkiness, even under full acceleration; it also reduces fuel consumption.

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